Easter Egg Hunt for Perry

photo-4Hello People!

It’s been a whirlwind week with Dad being gone every day and ME being tired of daycare. I do like my friends there but sometimes I just like to hang out at home and this was NOT an option this week.

I tried one day to hide in my crate and Dad was not going for it – he said I wouldn’t like being at home all day by myself, which was actually not quite right.

I would LOVE to be at home all day by myself but I believe the parentals think I would get into too much trouble – I have been called a troublemaker at times. I’m not sure exactly what that is but I think it’s something close to me being curious and exploring everything in the house. I keep reminding them that curiosity is a sign of intelligence.

photo-3Mom had another Motivational Interviewing training yesterday and this time I got to help with set-up, which was VERY fun. I even got to go say goodbye to the participants yesterday which was great fun given all the loves, hugs and pets I got.

Before Mom left for the workshop she was packing her lunch and cut up a little bag of cheese which is one of my FAVORITE foods. Rather than my usual thievery I decided on a different plan and took the bag to her while she was brushing her teeth in the bathroom.  I plopped it down in front of her and thought she would give me some for bringing it to her.

I’m not sure why but she wasn’t all that thrilled and took the cheese and was out the door.

photo-2Today was great fun in that I finally had my first Easter egg hunt. Mom took me to the front of the house while the Bunny  was hiding the big Easter eggs. When they brought me outside I wasn’t quite sure what to do but with a little help I found this to be quite lucrative and you know what that means? SNACKS! There were quite a few snacks in each egg so once I found one I was keen on finding the others.  As you can see I finally found the one in the pot and then moved onto the one in the bush.

I was a little disappointed there were not more but Dad said I’d had enough snacks for one day. I think he is just referring to himself since he’s the one trying to lose weight. Since I’m insulin sensitive I can eat most anything I want and stay trim.

photoAnd the best part was I got to crunch the eggs after I ate the snacks – crunching plastic is my favorite, which drives Dad crazy. I’ve been trying to quit crunching the pens I steal and have only crunched one or two this month so I guess that’s celebration for improvement, right?

Oh – I almost forgot it is a beautiful sunny 70 degree Easter Sunday in Santa Monica.

Later people!

Perry

I Have My Freshnesses on With Organic Oscar

photoIt’s been a long week People. Dad has been working nonstop with school and lots of clients and I’ve been hanging out with Mom more which is okay…but not nearly as fun since she’s always writing all those blog things.

I’m not sure why they are important since the only thing she really needs to be blogging about is ME!

I’ve gotten myself into a little bit of trouble with digging up the patio blocks and was not quite as clean as Dad likes SO I got a bath. Dad used the new Organic Oscar Shampoo the parentals got at the Natural Foods Expo West.

I was wondering what was taking them so long so I started itching more this week since I read (yes, I do read sometimes) this was the itch relief one and I was very excited about trying it. I’m game for whatever will help my skin since you may not be aware but skin issues are common with us Weimaraners.

Here I am resting after my nice bath!

I was a little sad since I did not get to see the babies this week at Harvest Home but Mom said maybe soon if I’m good like I was last time.

The most fun I had this week was when Uncle Andrew came over so Dad could take pictures of him and Sonya for a school class. They were engagement pictures but I’m not sure why they needed them since they are already married but I didn’t care. The only thing I cared about was seeing Uncle Andrew since he was the first person I met after coming home when I was 7 weeks old.

Oh – and of course it is a beautiful, crisp 63 sunny day in Santa Monica. I know we need the rain since we are in a drought but then I would get dirty. Dad likes it when I have my “freshnesses on” as he famously says almost every day.

Till next week – Peace People!

Hartnell Wear and Spring Fitness

photo-2I’ve had a bump in my traffic fans this week and that makes me VERY happy!  It’s been another action packed week in Casa de Perry.

Mom finally got me to take a picture with my first ever made just for me outfit by Hanna Hartnell.  I love to wear it at night since it keeps me snuggly and warm but Mom said she needed me to go in the backyard for a picture – I’m not too happy about taking this picture as you see since I wanted to stay in the chair all warm.  However, it is a sunny, crisp 65 degrees in Santa Monica today so I have nothing to complain about.

Dad was very busy this morning getting ready for class and he was NOT paying enough attention to me so I decided to steal one of each of his shoes as you can see – that made him late for class and he had to run after me to get his transportation back again.  Hopefully that will make him realize that even though he has been taking me on multiple walks per day I still need my backyard playtime.

IMG-20140405-00074Speaking of walks, we broke our 10,000 steps per day this week since Dad is really trying to get fit.  I could easily go for 20,000 so I’m not sure why he’s so excited about that.

The most fun I had this week was when I got to meet my first ever 5 pound baby at Harvest Home.  I was so good Mom let me go again with her this week and we all got to drink some green tea.  Although I don’t drink it Mom says it’s loaded with an antioxidant called EGCG, which helps lower cholesterol, and risk of heart disease and cancer.  I’m not sure what those are exactly but I guess they are not great for the health so maybe she’ll give me some green tea in my water this week.

The baby was a boy who had LOTS of hair and curls and I so wanted to lick its face but Mom just let me look at him.  It’s not fair that he’s only 2 weeks old with all that hair and I’m 2 years and practically bald – what’s that about?

So until next week folks.  Remember although spring is here, summer is coming so it’s time to get in shape so you can all keep up with me!

Later people!

10,000 Steps or Bust…

Hello People!

photoOK, here is the 411 in the 310 area code…the weather has been outstanding and I have really enjoyed the fact that it is staying lighter later. I get more playtime outside and also love getting the parentals up earlier because I don’t subscribe to that daylight savings stuff.

As for the parentals it has been quite interesting lately. You see Dad is on one of his OCD things and is determined to get healthier by graduation time. I hear there might be a party, which is awesome, as I will hopefully get some treats.

So he got this thing funny wrist thing called a Fitbit, which calculates his steps. He needs to do 10,000 a day or 5 miles, which means MORE OUTSIDE TIME FOLKS. Our walks have improved and I love that fact plus I get to see more people and you know what that means? Yep, more attentions and affections.

Apparently humans need to get this 10,000 steps per day to prevent heart disease, diabetes and weight issues.  That is a no-brainer for me as you can see I keep my nice trim physique – I don’t need a funny wrist band to tell me that – us canines are a little smarter than the humans but I guess we do need each other.

On a more sober note we need to say some prayers for our friends who had some damage in the latest earthquake, which I slept through. We have been having a lot lately. I don’t like them but am glad to report no one has been hurt.  Auntie Robin lost a lot of her dishes and I offered to go help her clean up but she did not think that was a good idea – I wonder why?  Mom says she’s a smart woman to refuse my help since I’m known for counter surfing in the kitchen.

Mom has been working really hard with her Motivational Interviewing trainings and talked to LA Best Babies this week – have you noticed she helps a lot of people having or who have had babies? Not sure I like that since I’m the baby of the house.  However, I do love laying next to her while she works on her workshop notes.

I have calmed down and am becoming an adult dog. Now don’t get any ideas folks – I still can hang and play with the best of them.  In fact, here I am chilling after my 2 big walks today!

Until next report hang tough and stay out of trouble or at least don’t get caught – I have a habit of being found out as you all well know.

Perry

It’s National Puppy Day!

photoHello Campers!  As you all are aware every day is a special day for me and I am in control of life and its pleasures. However, today is even more special because it is National Puppy Day. OK, so I am not a small puppy but a guy can still try to be a kid…look at Dad as he is perpetually trying to remain a kid.

The best part of my day was receiving a big surprise box from Michael from Central Garden and Pet whom the parentals met at the Natural Foods Expo West in Anaheim a few weeks ago.  Mom told him I love pumpkin and Salmon so he sent me AvoDerm grain-free Salmon food and Pinnacle Salmon grain-free formula to try out.  I was so excited I was trying to rip open the package since they both smelled REALLLLY good.

Mom made me sit and wait for the picture which I am NOT happy about as you can see – I want to eat it, not sit in front of it and watch it.  The parentals aren’t all that smart sometimes – have you noticed that?

Anyway, we know how much I’m up on my nutrition since I know Salmon is high in omega 3’s and sometimes I am not great at taking the oil so this ensures I get what I need. More importantly they both have my FAVORITE food, which we know is pumpkin.   Pumpkin is high in the phytochemicals beta and alpha carotene.  Both of these formulas are a no brainer for me since it helps my brain (pardon the pun people).

_MG_0444 copy 2Anyway, we are still slightly in lock down at no fun Casa de Perry. Dad is pretty busy with finishing up school and organizing his clients, while Mom’s Motivational Interviewing workshops are starting to take off again. I heard the parentals talk about all the things we are doing for the next 6 months. I get the lucky part of the stick, as maybe I will be able to go visit some cool place or go back to the country.

The one fun thing I got to do this week was go to Harvest Home with Mom for the nutrition class she teaches there.  I was really good with the pregnant women and behaved as good as I could and got lots of loves, hugs and pets as we know I can’t get enough of those.

So all you fellow Pups and puppy lovers out there have a great, safe weekend…and I almost forgot it’s a cloudy 63 degrees in Santa Monica.   Here’s a puppy picture for nostalgia!

Peace out!

Perry

I Got Sent to the Country

IMG_7958 copy-2We all needed a break from each other.

Mom had her usual Motivational Interviewing workshop this week with LA Best Babies, and Dad had multiple assignments with shooting PEOPLE vs. canines – we all know how much I’m not a fan of that type of photography.

My schedule did not mesh with theirs so I got sent to the country.  I shouldn’t say sent since I really wanted to go.  I never get to run as much as I want to in this urban life that I live given Dad’s slow human pace on walks and not enough yard to run.

When I overheard I might be going, I soon realized I could barely wait to go.  When the trainer lady came to get me, I ran across the lawn and promptly jumped up into the van in my own personal crate – something Dad has never see me do before.  Even though I’m a city dog I guess I’m country at heart.  I love running all over and looking at the farm animals especially the horses.  I’ve been called a horse before but not really sure why (?)

IMG_7930-1I unfortunately missed Auntie Chris’s annual St. Patrick’s day party.  I got to go 2 years ago when I was about 10 pounds but since I’m now 75 pounds I’m over the weight limit for coming, plus I’m not a fan of green or costumes.

It would have been fun, especially since she has felines (like Bashful pictured here in MY place) I could chase, good food to eat and lots of people to give me the pets I deserve.  Maybe next year if I beg hard enough the weight limit will be removed and Dad can find a better green outfit than the skeleton one I hated for Halloween.  Mom did not wear green so Auntie Chris made her wear these glasses.

Well, back to my running since I have to go home tomorrow.  Later people and Happy St. Patty’s Day!

No weather report today but I hear the sun is shining in Santa Monica!

They Went to The Natural Foods Expo West 2014 Without ME!!

photoI guess I should start with the good since being grateful is what it’s all about, right?  We got some much-needed rain – remember I now am the Weather Weimaraner so this is one of the first things to report.  Our yard is greener but apparently we still need more rain.  I’m just happy since it’s sunny today and 82 degrees in Santa Monica – how’s that for some post Daylight Savings time weather?  We did have a very small earthquake but it did not affect my Perry world so it was fine.

The thing I am NOT so happy about is the parentals got to go to the Natural foods Expo West in Anaheim.  Mom has gone for the past 15 years, Dad apparently does not like to go because of the crowds but Mom makes him and I WANT to go but canines are not allowed.  Can you imagine?  The biggest food show in the WORLD  and I the biggest dog foodie is NOT invited or allowed?  Close to 4000 food booths with endless treats are at that show.  I guess I should be GRATEFUL (there’s that word again) that the parentals thought of me and tried to find me some new healthy treats.

photo-2The humans at Castor & Pollux were apparently the nicest and recognized the large breed that I am and gave Mom a big bag of their Organix Jerky Chip Cookies made of oatmeal and chicken.  All I can say is double YUMMMM!!!  Here I am trying not to attack the bag and then Mom finally opened it for me.  As she’s scripting my blog for me right now I’m at her feet trying to be ultra good to get another one – the good behavior I must have for treats is unimaginable.  I know they are trying to make me a respectable dog but it’s Sunday afternoon and I need a day off.

Later People and pray for more rain in our region of the country.  I don’t want to have to contend with a brown yard since I might be camouflaged!

I’m the Weather Weimaraner – Check out my #SELFIE Forecast

photo-2Well folks it has been a little soggy around here lately.  Thanks to Auntie Chris for giving me my new name!

The 2014 storm called the Titan came and went. It was quite bothersome to me because I was not able to get outside and play. I know this factor bugged the parentals as my inside land became my exercise turf.

Yep that is right I tore this place up with my fast paced runs down the hallway and the carpets pushed up against the wall like a cartoon. I have been having lots of fun.

Dad has been cool when he has time off from his photography class to take me places, keeping me out of too much trouble.  I love our time in the car as he plays the music loud and I can hang my head out the window. I’m sure some of you have seen some of my own #SELFIES.

On that note have you guys heard that new song called #SELFIE? It bugs but I guess it is this generation’s equivalent to “Valley Girl” from the 80’s or at least that is what Dad said.  I have no idea as he is getting old and I am still young and fresh.

Mom had another one of her Motivational Interviewing workshops yesterday and spent lots of time looking for fun videos to show – I like the one best of all the people dancing in other countries - the only thing wrong is there are no canines in it.

I heard a bunch of celebrities are getting dressed up to walk on the red carpet for gold statues. Something about Hollywood and the Oscars?? I sure wish someone would let me prance around on a red carpet.  I would run back and forth with that little gold statue and make a muddy mess.  Now that would be award worthy.

Catch you when the sun is back out People!

I Went for a Mani/Pedi

IMG-20140222-00035Things are a changing in our household and I’m not sure it is for the better.  Dad started his final semester in photography school and that means lots of time shooting this funny looking metal thing and MUCH less time with me.  He has to take pictures of HUMANS instead of CANINES and that is something I’m just not happy about – remember it’s all about ME!  We’ll see just how long he gets away with that.

Since he was at school all day yesterday, Mom was on what we call “Perry Patrol.”  Yes – Mom and I have to hang out every Saturday together from now till June.  I think she is a bit nervous since I can be a bit much (not sure why that is???)

It was time for her to go for her manicure and I heard her contemplating whether to bring me.  She got the “behave” collar on me and then gave me a lecture about behaving and said if I did not mind I would not go again…so I decided to behave.

Mom and I went off together for a mani/pedi and I finally got to meet Amber.  I had met her when I was a puppy but that was SOOO long ago since I’m a big boy now.  I was on my bestest behavior and sniffed around the salon but finally laid down and did some “waits” for snacks and even surprised myself.

photoI must have passed the behavior test since I was invited back which made me very happy.  There were lots of nice ladies, including Amber and her friend Nora, who gave me the loves and pets I so relish!!  Maybe next time Amber will consider giving ME a pedicure since my nails are getting a bit long and hopefully some of that color stuff I saw – I wanted to play with all those fun little bottles but remember I had to behave so I could come back.

Later Auntie Robin came over and you know how I’m crazy for blonds and her and Mom worked on that Motivational Interviewing stuff.  Dad came home from school and was looking at Pinterest?  I think he’s really lost it this time.

I heard we are having much-needed rain Friday so I’m sure Dad will be on my case for bringing mud in the house – I’ll report back next week.

Later people!

I Am a Meatball Thief

photo-2As the rest of the country is experiencing crazy weather of the likes of snow, rain and ice, we seem to be having summer time.  I do wonder what this thing is that I have been hearing about called snow.  I have seen some pictures and it looks fun. Maybe one day the parentals will take me to play in it, if I’m good which was not the case this weekend.

Mom had a Motivational Interviewing training for the dietetic interns from Pepperdine University.  I did get to go to the office and help set up.  It was fun because as Dad would set out the pens of course I had to steal them.

I have been a little thief as of late and have had more than a few time outs.  Mom went on an appointment and of course I needed to keep Dad on his toes so I thought I would get his attention by stealing my treats off the desk.  Dad had a little bit of a melt down but I could tell he was not too upset as he was laughing at me. I am just so darn cute and irresistible it is hard for them to stay mad at me.

Then as usual I got into much more trouble.  I thought I could push my luck a little further and well…it backfired.  Dad was making meatballs and I was minding my p’s and q’s in the kitchen perfectly.

photoThen he received a phone call and got side tracked, and my golden opportunity came. I just could not resist the big bowl of warm, delicious smelling meatballs.  The next thing I know is the voice of thunder and it was not a cheerful one.

However, I did not give myself a timeout quite yet-I ran outside. I knew I was going to be having a long timeout and wanted to make sure I was not scared of the dark so I brought in a yard light. This only made Dad turn into Daddy Dearest.  I do love to get his goat.

So this week’s Italian dinner got cut short a night due to my love of meatballs,  which might be my last ever so I had to enjoy them while I could!